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Symposium 2010

Closing the College Gap: What Can Universities, Schools and Communities Do?


November 1, 2010
Gesu School Sherrerd Gymnasium



John J. DiIulio, Jr., Ph.D., Moderator
Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion and Civil Society; Professor of Political Science; & Director of the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania

Christine S. Beck
President & CEO of Gesu School

Wanda D. Bigham
Consultant to Higher Education and Pre-Collegiate Institutions, Former Assistant General Secretary for Schools, Colleges, and Universities for the United Methodist Church

John Bridgeland
President and CEO of Civic Enterprises and Author of the report "The Silent Epidemic"

George W. Bur, SJ
President of Saint Joseph's Preparatory School

Eric J. Furda
Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania

Richard D. Kahlenberg
Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation and author of "Rewarding Strivers: Helping Low-Income Students Succeed in College"


We thank our symposium sponsors:

Cozen O’Connor
Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania